Mexico Proves It's No Fluke at World Cup

Actor James Wood highlighted the threat on Twitter

Actor James Wood highlighted the threat on Twitter

Rafael Marquez has thanked Mexico supporters for their backing throughout the World Cup, but asked fans to let them rest at the team's hotel. The answer has been emphatic.

Not to be outdone, Cho was at his best soon after, South Korea's goalkeeper lunging to his right to tip Hernandez's goal-bound shot wide. "It was just noise". A second victory on Saturday gives it six points and a chance to win Group F on Wednesday when the team faces Sweden.

"I believe that we have played very well", he said at his press conference.

South Korea lost its opener, 1-0, to Sweden, Monday, the third consecutive game it was held scoreless.

Hernandez and Carlos Vela scored a goal each at Rostov Arena.

But Korea had chances and the momentum of the game turned on another penalty, awarded against Jang Hyun Soo for a blatant handball and converted by Vela.

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The points were secured in the second half as Hernandez struck the 50th worldwide goal of his career.

Two minutes later, Vela struck it past keeper Jo Hyeon-woo with his left foot for a lead that Mexico would never relinquish.

"We've beaten Germany and South Korea, two hard teams, but tomorrow we'll concentrate on thinking about Sweden".

Mexico showed their quality on the break again when Miguel Layun fired in a cross that Lozano very almost got on the end of, but they did not have to wait much longer to take the lead.

"Every match, we insist on being fully focused and not losing that message". "We've received a lot of praise, we the team, and we've tried to remain focused".

In stoppage time, South Korea snatched a small consolation, a momentary thrill, when forward Son Heung-min - the team's most unsafe player throughout the game - cracked a twisting thunderbolt of a shot with his left foot that went just inside the far, left post from about 25 yards.

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Herrera kicked Ki from behind and made contact with his ankles, causing the South Korean to fall and allowing Mexico to break.

"I think the most important thing for this group of players is to be confident, credible and to [have] respect", said Osorio.

The success of Mexicans has caused their fans so excited that before the game with the Koreans in Rostov-on-don, the football team had to... appease their fans chanted hotel under the names of their lubitel. Postgame fines from FIFA for use of the slur have essentially become an everyday part of the Mexican federation's match-day expenditures.

A 2-1 success over Group F rivals South Korea in Rostov all-but sealed safe passage into the knockout stages for Mexico. And South Korea, without a single point, is nearly certain to go home.

Mexico with one foot in the playoffs, Koreans, it seems, will be the last test in Russian Federation - world Champions.

Winning the group with three straight victories will be a good sign, but getting past the next round is the ultimate goal.

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South Korea's president Moon Jae-in is set to be attendance, which Shin feels will be "very encouraging for our players".

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